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Beer Recipes / Re: Wit Recipe
« on: July 07, 2011, 06:14:57 AM »
I've always heard that accompanying the wheat with some malt and resting it at sacc temp first keeps the whole thing from becoming a sticky mess on the stove.

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There's always a lot of talk about grids whenever taking the exam is discussed.  I fail to see the importance. 
Of course I didn't have all the resources that seem to be available these days and I took the exam(s) after a lot of independent study, but if you're organized and know the material, I think prose will work just as well.

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All Things Food / Re: got Paella?
« on: July 07, 2011, 04:31:26 AM »

BTW at least living in Europe I can get real chorizo, the rock-hard stuff from spain, and not that sausage-y stuff you guys have out there.  8)

Living in Tampa, I can go to any grocery store and find three or four different kinds of chorizo, some with Spanish only labels.  I like the soft stuff that you have to squeeze out of the casing.

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I think your best bet is cold crashing.  A friend who used to brew with that yeast as a pro said they crashed cooled the beer as soon as it reached the desired final gravity, otherwise it would keep on attenuating until there was no body left.

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All of this makes me appreciate having a private well. ;)

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All Things Food / Re: What's For Dinner?
« on: July 04, 2011, 04:14:20 PM »
Did you make your own mole sauce or do they sell that where you are?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Such a thing as over-pitching?
« on: July 04, 2011, 08:35:35 AM »
That's a method I'd never thought of, Tom.  How long did you wait before siphoning off the trub?  Did you let it get a good kreusen going?
I'm also interested in the results, so please keep us posted.

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Busy brew day for me.  I'm smoking three sacks of malt over alder wood chips for my friend's brewery in Gainesville - we'll make 10 bbls of smoked porter with it next week.  I also smoked 5# for me and am currently in the boil of my smoked porter.  I had to transfer my Berlinner Weisse to another carboy to free up a 6.5 gallon fermenter, and I kegged 5 gallons of HopfenWeisse that had been dry hopped with Citra.
Almost done.  Still need to chill the wort.

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I thought T-58 was kind of bland when it was used on my first wheat beer years ago. I didn't get the pepper or esters, but then again I think it was fermented too warm.

Same for me, but also underattenuated.  I used it for a Belgian Strong Golden Ale and I doubt I'll be using it again.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Gennesee My Butt!
« on: July 03, 2011, 06:53:15 AM »
Served this up yesterday to some friends ,
quote of the day:
"it's better then Coors Lite"
I think that was a complement?
 :-\
It's hard to say, isn't it?  A lot of people really like Coors Light and others really hate it.  Did you see any kind of emoticon on him while he was drinking your beer?

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The Pub / Re: Monster-in-law
« on: July 02, 2011, 02:55:15 PM »
None of us are is perfect. Lord knows I'm not.
Sorry, but I couldn't help it.

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The Pub / Re: Monster-in-law
« on: July 02, 2011, 02:20:36 PM »
Manners are not PC.  Rudeness is not cool.

I try to live an easy-going life.  That's kind of the way of things here in Hawaii.  However, one thing that gets under my skin is bad manners - especially intentional rudeness.  I'm getting better at letting rudeness roll of off my back.  I mean it's a matter of letting someone else's actions control how I feel.  Not good.

As a Scout leader one of my areas of teaching is helping my Scouts to have good manners.  One cannot have good manners if one does not know what good manners are.  Then, if one chooses, one may have good manners, or not.
There was an interesting movie a few years ago called Blast From the Past.  It was about a man who was raised by his parents in a fallout shelter.  Some pretty funny stuff.  A quote from that movie that has always stuck with me is one I share with my Scouts,

"...He said, good manners are just a way of showing other people we have respect for them. See, I didn't know that, I thought it was just a way of acting all superior. Oh and you know what else he told me?   ...I thought a 'gentleman' was somebody that owned horses. But it turns out, his short and simple definition of a lady or a gentleman is, someone who always tries to make sure the people around him or her are as comfortable as possible."


But I seem to remember this from a previous post:

After the oncoming traffic cleared, the little canister vacuum cleaner looking hybrid thingy made a left turn.  As I accelerated away I yelled to the driver of the little canister vacuum cleaner looking hybrid thingy, "Hey Moonbeam, learn to use your F-ing turn signals or next time take the F-ing bus!"

Just sayin'


That day I let Moonbeam's actions control my feelings - and, I chose not.  I'm still working on being perfect.  

I know of only one man who was perfect.

It's interesting that you would dig that deep to make a point Jeff.  Perhaps your point is don't justfy bad behavior by pointing to other bad behavior?
Not such a stretch, really, to dig up that post.  I remember it well because of the comments it generated.  Stay calm, my friend.

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The Pub / Re: Monster-in-law
« on: July 02, 2011, 11:40:08 AM »
Manners are not PC.  Rudeness is not cool.

I try to live an easy-going life.  That's kind of the way of things here in Hawaii.  However, one thing that gets under my skin is bad manners - especially intentional rudeness.  I'm getting better at letting rudeness roll of off my back.  I mean it's a matter of letting someone else's actions control how I feel.  Not good.

As a Scout leader one of my areas of teaching is helping my Scouts to have good manners.  One cannot have good manners if one does not know what good manners are.  Then, if one chooses, one may have good manners, or not.

There was an interesting movie a few years ago called Blast From the Past.  It was about a man who was raised by his parents in a fallout shelter.  Some pretty funny stuff.  A quote from that movie that has always stuck with me is one I share with my Scouts,

"...He said, good manners are just a way of showing other people we have respect for them. See, I didn't know that, I thought it was just a way of acting all superior. Oh and you know what else he told me?   ...I thought a 'gentleman' was somebody that owned horses. But it turns out, his short and simple definition of a lady or a gentleman is, someone who always tries to make sure the people around him or her are as comfortable as possible."


But I seem to remember this from a previous post:

After the oncoming traffic cleared, the little canister vacuum cleaner looking hybrid thingy made a left turn.  As I accelerated away I yelled to the driver of the little canister vacuum cleaner looking hybrid thingy, "Hey Moonbeam, learn to use your F-ing turn signals or next time take the F-ing bus!"

Just sayin'

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Equipment and Software / Re: what mill would you recommend?
« on: June 29, 2011, 12:33:46 PM »
I'm looking to put together my own table and add a electric motor to help make things easier.  Does anyone have any pictures of their motorized setup?  The cost of the bare bone JSP MaltMill is very enticing, taking a few extra steps to make my own hopper seems like a fun project.



This is a photo of my JPS mill on a home made stand with a home made hopper and a 12 volt treadmill motor driving a very large pulley.  It is very slow, but works great.

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Ingredients / Re: Smoked Peppers
« on: June 29, 2011, 12:29:18 PM »
I use them in the secondary or in the keg.  There is no danger of contamination if you have smoked them, but if you want to make absolutely sure, stick 'em in the toaster oven at 200 for 15 minutes.  I usually drop them into the keg in a large tea ball suspended from the lid with dental floss.  They tend to clog up the dip tube if you throw them in loose.

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